Android provides a wide range of products and applications in it, as it is open-source software. In the present era, where smartphone usability is similar to a computer, then the risk of them being infected from viruses and spyware has also been increased. Similar is the case with Android. The number of facilities that Android provides may let the intruders come in easily.
Signs to check if someone is spying on your Android phone or not
There are a few signs that can give you an indication if someone tries to track your Android phone:
Abnormally High usage of data:
If there is a spy software tool installed on your Android then it will use a high amount of data to send your personal information. This case usually happens with a lower quality spyware tool. If there is a usage of high-quality spyware tool, then there won’t be any such high usage of data.
Battery Life of your Android is deteriorating:
The Battery will be draining faster if the spying app is running in the stealth mode because this app would be active in the background all the time. Charging time will also get longer.
Android phone getting overheated:
Your Android will get overheated because of the GPS functioning of your device as the spying app is using your real-time location. It may also get warm because of the spyware running in the background all the time.
Odd sounds during the call and weird messages:
If you can hear some voices in the distance and you are sure that it’s not coming from that person’s side whom you are talking with, then it means your call is being tapped. These odd sounds may be white noise, simple echoing or beeping. You can also receive some weird codes on your Android in a text. It happens because the attacker wants to track your location with a pre-determined code. You can also get such text messages if their software isn’t working properly.
Unexpected Reboot and Shutdown:
They can also get access to Reboot your Android phone. There can be an unexpected shut down most of the time, or sometimes there is difficulty shutting down your device. The shutdown duration may also be increased. It is because of the spyware running in the background and recording your newly generated data.
Android phone getting slower and behaving suspiciously:
There would be a significant drop in the speed of your phone suddenly. Your phone can light up suddenly. There may be some suspicious files created in the file manager of your Android. There may be an unexpected installation and deletion of some apps.
Getting rid of spyware:
Spyware usually collects the personal data of your phone. Some applications such as Spyera, TheOneSpy, FlexiSPY, mSpy, etc can help you in protecting your Android from spyware. You can also secure your device from spyware software by setting strong passwords and keep them changing after some time, by installing an anti-malware or anti-spyware tool. You should not install the apps from unknown sources and grant limited permission to most of the apps.
If you found spyware already installed on your phone then the last resort option is the factory reset. But create backups for your contacts and other data before resetting your phone. You can also update your Android to get rid of spying tools. If you detect some suspicious files or apps then you can also manually delete them to get protected.
Everyone wants to ensure the privacy of their data in this wild world of technology. So, your Android device can be protected by keeping a check on it and using these aforementioned tools and tips.
Here is how you can find out if your calls,messages or any other personal data is being transferred or traced:-
Simply open your keypad and type this code
Then check if your voice or sync forwarding or not, if it is forwarding then someone is obviously keeping tabs on you.
Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios.
When he is not writing, he is mostly playing video games